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That's it really. I am exceptionally cack handed and seem to burn myself with my straighteners more that I use it to style - I caught my ear lobe last week. Not fun.
I was hoping that the more hair-talented amongst you may be able to give me any tips or tricks? Are there any good YouTubers I could look at? Should I give up with the straighteners and get a wand or a barrel iron?
Just for info I have shoulder length hair - so not looking for mermaid styling! Just relaxed, beachy, loose waves.
I have heavily hinted to my OH that I wanted some Babyliss Big Hair stylers for my birthday next week, which I have heard/read are meant to be good. Whether they are or not, or whether he actually takes the hint or not is yet to be seen, but will keep you posted!
The hairdresser styled mine in loose waves last time I was there with a hairdryer with the fluted end on and a large round brush. It looked ace but there is no way I would be able to recreate that at home!
I can do that hair!! Could never achieve it with the straighteners but I've got a tresemme curling wand from Argos and it works wonders (and my hair is usually a nightmare to hold any type of curl) It's called tresemme perfectly undone waves I think
It comes with a glove and heat mat, if you don't wear the glove you will definitely burn yourself!! I have been lazy and nipped my hand a few times but no more than I would with any other heated device (I always burn myself on the iron too) but they are easy to get the hang of
I've been watching different tutorials whilst researching if it's for me, and I've heard for blowouts use as is and for proper big loose curls use the pin curl method?
I'm sitting with my hair in pin curls now after using it, followed the tutorial by Eleise. If you youtube search its one of the first to come up. Will report back in the morning and let you know how it goes.